Tag Archives: Georgia Architecture

Gable Front Cottage, 1930, Hahira

This historic home, located along the railroad tracks, has recently been restored, perhaps for commercial use.

Hahira Depot & Community Center, 2017

Hahira’s historic depot was lost in the late 1970s, but local officials decided to reconstruct a new one. Though it no longer serves a railroad purpose, it has become a community center and an impetus for historic revitalization. Altman + Barrett Architects did a wonderful job of recreating this landmark.

Post Office, 1960s, Hahira

For a long time, I didn’t appreciate the simple aesthetics of the Mid-Century Modern and Modernist architecture that defined the post offices of the 1950s and 1960s, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve changed my mind. The longer I look at the simple lines, the more I like them. Many have been decommissioned to make way for larger post offices in growing communities and original examples are getting scarcer.

Smith House, 1945, Hahira

So far, I’ve been unable to locate any history for this building, which is used as a quadraplex apartment house today. It may have originated as a boarding house, or even a private residence. It has likely been expanded and therefore overlooked by historic surveys.

Richland United Methodist Church, 1913, Stewart County

According to the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church: This church is thought to have been constituted in 1834. Henry Audulf gave the land for the first church, but there were no recorded deeds so, on May 7, 1845, W. A. Scandrett paid Henry Audulf’s son, John, one hundred dollars for the land. The first building was constructed on half an acre north of Broad Street but it was destroyed by a tornado… The second building was also destroyed by a tornado. Services were conducted in the school building until a church was built north of the present business section. The sanctuary was used until 1912. Under the pastorate of Rev. J. H. Allen, a new lot was purchased on the corner of Phillips Street and Hamilton Avenue and the present sanctuary was constructed. 

Richland Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Harris House, Lumpkin

Uptown Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

New South Cottage, Lumpkin

I believe part of this house was removed but it still has the appearance of a middle class house type, popular from circa 1890-1920, known as a New South Cottage.

Shiloh School, Wheeler County

This historic rural schoolhouse is located across the highway from Shiloh United Methodist Church. I’m unsure as to its name but am identifying it by the community in which its located. I’ll update if I learn more.

Sarah Wilson Tyre Chapel, Mount Vernon

This quaint little chapel is located on the campus of Brewton-Parker College.

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